'File 8/8 VIII Annual Administration Report for the Year 1949'

IOR/R/15/2/305

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The record is made up of 1 file (184 folios). It was created in 4 Jan 1950-20 Jul 1950. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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The file contains correspondence relating to the collation and submission of the 1949 Administration Report of the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. and the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. , including the reports themselves.

The correspondence is between the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and representatives of institutions active in Bahrain that provide reports and statistics for the annual report. These include: Medical Department of the Government of Bahrain; British Postal Agencies; American Mission Hospital; Eastern Bank Limited; Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO); Customs Department of the Government of Bahrain; Cable and Wireless Limited; Victoria Memorial Hospital; British Overseas Airways Corporation; Petroleum Concessions Limited; Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Sir Charles Belgrave); British Bank of Iran and the Middle East (formerly Imperial Bank of Iran); and Gray, Mackenzie & Co Limited. The Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. (folios 106-22) and Qatar (folios 99-102) reports are submitted to the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. by the Political Officer at Sharjah and the British Agent at Doha, respectively. Both final reports are then submitted by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain to the Political Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. , at Bahrain.

The final report (folios 155-183), which includes the final version of the Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. and Qatar reports, is made up of numbered sections, as follows: 1. General; 2. Al Khalifah; 3. Education; 4. Agriculture; 5. Municipalities; 6. Water Conservation; 7. Public Works; 8. Electricity Department; 9. Automatic Telephones; 10. Pearling; 11. Bahrain Fisheries; 12. Sale of Landed Property to Foreigners; 13. Deportation of Undesirables; 14. Currency; 15. Customs; 16. Food Control; 17. Shipping; 18. Post Office; 19. Administration of Justice; 20. Police; 21. Economic; 22. Medical; 23. Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited; 24. Cable and Wireless Limited; 25. British Overseas Airways Corporation; 26. Royal Navy; 27. Unites States Navy; 28. United States Consul, Dhahran; 29. Visitors; 30. Items of Interest; 31. Weather. Some sections are further divided into parts assigned either a lower case Roman numeral (iv, for example) or a lower case letter of the alphabet (d, for example). Several of these parts also come under a sub-heading.

Folios 184-85 are internal office notes.

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1 file (184 folios)
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The file is arranged chronologically.

Physical characteristics

Foliation: the main foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the inside back cover with 186; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. An additional foliation sequence is present in parallel between ff 2-152; these numbers are also written in pencil, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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IOR/R/15/2/305
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8/8 VIII

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4 Jan 1950-20 Jul 1950 (CE, Gregorian)

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